Aqua-Tots has seen strong international growth in Q1 of 2022, with new openings in Lebanon and Thailand.
In March, franchisee Narit Hongratana-Uthai opened his third Aqua-Tots location in Thailand at 243 Chalermprakiet Rama9 Road in Prawet, Bangkok. The new Bangkok location features state-of-the-art technology, and the 7,000 sq. ft facility is open for the parents and children of Prawet district.
“We’re excited to be a part of such a renowned swim school that is making a positive impact around the world,” said Hongratana-Uthai.
“This opening marks my family’s first Aqua-Tots franchise, so we’re eager to build lasting relationships with families in the Prawet community and spread Aqua-Tots’ mission further across Thailand.”
The brand also debuted in Lebanon when it awarded its franchise in the country to Tania Kosmos. The new 11,000 sq. Ft facility is located in Beirut at B1 Level, Bloc 1318, Uptown Ave., Antelias, Bikfaya Road. The new school has an indoor heated pool, a viewing enclosure for parents and child-friendly design elements to keep them safe. The Beirut location even offers underground car parking for maximum convenience.
“I’m thrilled to join Aqua-Tots at this exciting time as they propel international expansion,” said Kosmos.
“Our Beirut facility is now open and providing safe water adventures for children while giving parents peace of mind. I’m proud to be a part of this best-in-class franchise and introduce Aqua-Tots’ comprehensive curriculum in Lebanon.”
The brand currently has 124 locations open worldwide, and the new Thai and Lebanese locations mark the 21st and 22nd international locations for the brand. It also aims to open a further 14 locations across the U.S. in 2022.